The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented each year to an exceptional unsung hero or heroine. Any individual or organisation from any equestrian field in the UK is eligible, as long as their outstanding qualities have not been formally acknowledged elsewhere.
To celebrate the Sir Colin Spedding Award and those who have received it, we include a Memorial Lecture within the programme. The lecture can be given by the winner of the Award, or by someone with a connection to them. See links to past Memorial Lectures below.
27th National Equine Forum, Thursday 7th March 2019
Advances in Farriery During My Career
Dr Simon Curtis, Farrier, Newmarket Farrier Consultancy
Simon's presentation can be found on our You Tube Channel, here.
26th National Equine Forum, Thursday 8th March 2018
Equine Emergency Rescue; Managing Risk - Meeting Societal Needs
Jim Green, Animal Rescue Tactical Advisor, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service; Director and co-founder, British Animal Rescue & Trauma Care Association
Jim's podcast can be found here.
A summary of Jim's presentation can be found here.
25th National Equine Forum, Thursday 2nd March 2017
The role of the Thoroughbred Health Network in the UK
Dr Tim Parkin, Head of Division of Equine Clinical Sciences & Clinical Director of the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, University of Glasgow
A summary of Tim's presentation can be found here.
24th National Equine Forum, Thursday 3rd March 2016
The changing nature of the equine disease threat facing the United Kingdom
Dr Richard Newton, Head of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Animal Health Trust
A summary of Richard's presentation can be found here.